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Hackathon Wikimania 2016

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Esino Lario from Grigna
Esino Lario Town Hall

This page summarizes the action plan for the Kiwix Wikimania 2016 hackathon. This hackathon has for main motto to improve the developement of Kiwix serve and ZIM content and bring Kiwix integrators together.


  • Build MWoffliner scheduler (server/client)
  • Split MWoffliner in a command line script and a nodejs module
  • Modify MWofliner to apply "readibility" extension
  • Add categories to MWoffliner
  • Get OCG able to deal correctly with js/css resources
  • Reuse MWoffliner when necessary
  • Get OCG able to generate ZIM files
ZIMit —
  • Release 1.0 (tasks)
    • Add an user interface
    • Add logging to the workers
    • Test it and make it work on a selection of sites
    • ...
  • Add opensearch backend
  • Add ability to search in many ZIM files at the seame time
  • Add UI translation
Web server (nginx/Apache) ZIM module
  • kiwix-serve runs as a separate, self-contained web server. Having a way to enable existing web servers to interact directly with ZIM @Julian
  • Create a plugin that can be used by other web servers e.g. nginx, Apache, to interact with zim files.
New catalog
  • Create OPDS backend
  • Integrate OPDS in Kiwix for Android & iOS
Android (& iOS)
  • Allow the app to act as a web server (integrate kiwix-serve) @Julian
  • Release new version of Kiwix for Android
  • Add in-app analytics [provided the team agrees, etc] to help the development and project team learn more about how the app is used so we can help improve the UX and the quality of the mobile apps. @Julian
  • Release version 1.0




~ 15 developers meet during a week to make this steps forward.


The hackathon will take place in Esino Lario, Italy:

... instructions to go there'


  • June 16th: arrivals
  • June 17th -> 21th: Kiwix hackathon
  • June 22th -> 23th: Wikimania pre-conference hackathon (don't forget to register)


  • Emmanuel
  • Renaud
  • Rashiq
  • Chris
  • Dattaz
  • Julian Harty* (with Kiwix hat)
Mediawiki OCG
  • Scott
KA Lite
  • Benjamin
Internet-in-a-Box &
  • Adam Holt
  • Tim Moody
  • Yannick
  • Alexis
  • Yohan
  • Florian
  • Matthieu
  • Julian Harty* (with RACHEL hat)


See also